One of the dilemmas I’ve encountered since starting to train professional soccer players 4 years ago is resistance by some to in-season strength training. There’s often a disconnect between athletic development and performance on the pitch and this is a sad fact because soccer is a game of inches and milliseconds. If your opponent gets to the ball a fraction of a second before you and makes the play, it’s likely more due to your physical prowess than technical. If the goalie is in the right place but too late…again, likely because of physical limitations. Connect the dots…the day is coming when below average athletic development can no longer be hidden by great skill. Everyone will need to be incredibly fast and strong with amazing stamina. Get on board or get left behind.
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